Oct 13, 2020
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Beds for patients with coronavirus are already 90% occupied in Russia

The bed fund for patients with coronavirus in Russia is almost exhausted, said Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Oleg Gridnev. "Today the bed capacity is almost 90% occupied," the official said at a conference at the RANEPA on Tuesday.

According to him, 20% of patients have a mild form of the disease in their beds, Interfax reports.

In some regions, the bed capacity is almost 100 percent. So, in Sevastopol in Crimea, two hospitals redesigned for those infected with coronavirus are almost completely filled: there are 34 beds left, which is 1% of their total number. This was announced at a staff meeting at the end of September by the profile vice-governor Alexander Kulagin.

"Unfortunately, the free bed capacity for today is at the level of 1%. Now we will still look at all additional reserves and look at asymptomatic, mild currents," he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the headquarters said that the number of cases of a new type of coronavirus infection in Russia per day increased by 13 868. This is a new record for infections: on October 11, 13 634 new cases were detected.

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